Spring is bursting with color and so is Pook & Pook’s gallery! Live salesroom auctions may be on hold for the moment, but the Online Only auctions are plentiful as ever, with the next one coming up on April 29th and 30th! That’s right, two days of bidding bliss from the comfort and safety of your current quarantine local. And, as always, this sale is filled with all the goodies antique enthusiasts have come to expect from Pook & Pook. Seven hundred lots will cross the virtual auction block with objects sure to suit a variety of tastes and budgets.
Lot 1168, River Bend Chair Co. bowback Windsor chairs; Estimate $500-$800
From unusual Americana, to elegant International decorative arts, the folks at Pook & Pook have no shortage of material to put up for auction these days despite their doors being temporarily closed to the public. Wednesday’s sale kicks off with all manner of decorative splendor, including butterprints, Staffordshire, clocks, redware, stoneware, pewter, pottery, porcelain, fraktur, powder horns, antique egg beaters, chalkware, quilts, glass, metalware, gameboards, dresser boxes, baskets, wood carvings, canes, toleware, Christmas ornaments, numerous textiles, decoys, books, advertising, etc. An exciting group of pottery vases includes a Hideaki Miyamura ($400-700), a Cliff Lee ($400-700), a Toshiko Takaezu ($400-700), and others. Other items of note on day one are a collection of early tin cookie cutters ($300-500), two chromolithographs after Ben Austrian ($400-700), and a selection of D&D Stawser folk art carvings ($300-400). Also set to cross the cyberspace block during session one are a number of listed artists including Joseph Nicholas Robert Fleury, Victor Shearer, Alois Zabehlicky, Paul Koster, Leopold Graninger, Mary Leisz, and more. The first day ends with a large collection of Pennsylvania ephemera including works on paper, accounting books, photographs, leger books, indentures, atlases, etc.
Lot 1522, Louis Elshemus oil on board lancscape; Estimate $500-$1,000
Day two includes 350 more lots of furniture, art, and accessories. Art, both folk and fine, will permeate the sale including listed and unlisted artists from around the globe. A small selection of furniture will also feature into this day of the sale, with examples on offer including candlestands, hanging cupboards, apothecary cabinets, drysinks, pier tables, drop leaf tables, chairs, stools, and more. Highlights of day two include a Louis Elshemus oil on board signed landscape ($500-1000), a Howard Hill oil on canvas of a grouse family ($400-700), and a pair of Guy Soule carved and painted golden-eye duck decoys ($300-500). Session two wraps up with a selection of rag runners.
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